Can I put more than one sprinkler valve monitor on a single point?

Physically, you can obviously put the sprinkler devices on the same addressable circuit if there’s capacity on it. If you have a non-addressable fire alarm system or want to combine a number of valves onto a single addressable module, the valves must annunciate distictly if they have a dissimilar function.  In other words, if approved by the AHJ, you may be able to put a number of valves serving the fire pump on a single zone or module described as ‘Fire Pump Tampers’, but you can’t put valves that shut off flow to different parts of the building on a single zone or module called ‘Tampers’, even if they are in the same room.  Additionally, if you’re installing in a city of Chicago building with a required fire alarm system, the valve supervisory modules must be on a separate panel. Contact Affiliated Fire Systems by replying to this post or calling us at 630.434.7900 if you have any questions on this or any topic regarding life safety issues.

About Gene Rowe

Gene Rowe serves as the Director of Business Development for Affiliated Customer Service. He brings twenty three years of fire alarm and emergency voice systems experience to the table with both an operational and marketing viewpoint. A US Army veteran, NICET certified, an executive board member of the IL-AFAA and a member of the NFPA, he began his career establishing operational expertise as a technician, developed graphic skills with CAD design as a general engineer, gained a ‘big picture’ mindset by moving to project management and finally a marketing perspective directing business development efforts. By interfacing with a broad range of diverse organizations such as the AFAA, CAA, AIA, CEA and the IFIA, he combines concerns of the owner, designer of record, contractor, distributor and approving authority to bring a unique perspective to Affiliated.

An avid marathon runner, he resides in west suburban Chicago with his wife and two sons. He's served the community as a Cub Scout Leader, as well as coaching multiple levels of travel and park district basketball and baseball teams. Professionally, he serves as the Treasurer and is on the Board of Directors for the Illinois chapter of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (IL-AFAA).

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